|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
2. (n.) Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mar'-vel, mar'-vel-us (tamah, pala'; thaumazo, thaumastos): "To marvel" is the translation of tamah, "to wonder" (Genesis 43:33 Psalm 48:5, the Revised Version (British and American) "were amazed"; Ecclesiastes 5:8); of thaumazo, "to admire," "wonder" (Matthew 8:10, 27 Mark 5:20 John 3:7 Acts 2:7 Revelation 17:7 the King James Version, etc.); "marvel" (substantive) occurs in the plural as translation of pala', "to distinguish," figuratively, "to make wonderful" (Exodus 34:10, "I will do marvels, such as have not been wrought" (the Revised Version margin "created")); and of thaumastos (thauma) (2 Corinthians 11:14).
"Marvelous" is the translation of pala', "marvelous works" (1 Chronicles 16:12, 24 Psalm 9:1); "marvelous things" (Job 5:9; Job 10:16 Psalm 31:21; Psalm 118:23 Isaiah 29:14 Daniel 11:36 Zechariah 8:6, bis); "marvellously," pala' (Job 37:5 Habakkuk 1:5 twice (tamah), "regard and wonder marvelously," literally, "marvel marvelously"); thaumastos, "admirable," "wonderful," is translated "marvelous" (Matthew 21:42 1 Peter 2:9 Revelation 15:1, 3, etc.).
In Apocrypha we have "marvel" (Ecclesiasticus 11:13; 47:17:00; 2 Maccabees 1:22; 7:12); "marvelleth" (Ecclesiasticus 40:7; 43:18); "marvellous" (The Wisdom of Solomon 10:17; 19:8, etc., mostly thaumazo and compounds).
The Revised Version (British and American) has "wonder" for "marvel" (Revelation 17:7)' "the marvel" for a "marvellous thing" (John 9:30); "marvelled" for "wondered" (Luke 8:25; Luke 11:14); "marvelled at" for "admired" (2 Thessalonians 1:10); "marveling" for "wondered" (Luke 9:43); "marvellous" for "wondrous" (1 Chronicles 16:9 Psalm 105:2); "marvellous things" for "and wonders" (Job 9:10); "wonderful" for "marvellous" (Psalm 139:14); for "marvelled" (Matthew 9:8), "were afraid," and (Mark 12:17) "marvelled greatly" (different texts).
W. L. Walker
Marvelous (30 Occurrences)
Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures,'The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?' (WEB ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 12:11 This was from the Lord, it is marvelous in our eyes'?" (WEB WBS NAS RSV NIV)
John 9:30 The man answered and said to them, Why, herein is a marvelous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and yet he hath opened my eyes. (WBS)
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: (WEB WBS NAS RSV)
Revelation 15:1 I saw another great and marvelous sign in the sky: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them God's wrath is finished. (WEB WBS NAS NIV)
Revelation 15:3 They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty! Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations. (WEB WBS NAS NIV)
Exodus 3:3 Moses said, "I will turn aside now, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt." (See NAS)
1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing to him. Sing praises to him. Tell of all his marvelous works. (WEB)
1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, (WEB KJV)
1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the nations, and his marvelous works among all the peoples. (WEB KJV RSV NIV)
Job 5:9 who does great things that can't be fathomed, marvelous things without number; (WEB RSV)
Job 9:10 He does great things past finding out; yes, marvelous things without number. (WEB RSV)
Job 37:5 God thunders marvelously with his voice. He does great things, which we can't comprehend. (Root in WEB WBS NIV)
Psalms 9:1 For the Chief Musician. Set to "The Death of the Son." A Psalm by David. I will give thanks to Yahweh with my whole heart. I will tell of all your marvelous works. (WEB)
Psalms 17:7 Show your marvelous loving kindness, you who save those who take refuge by your right hand from their enemies. (WEB)
Psalms 31:21 Praise be to Yahweh, for he has shown me his marvelous loving kindness in a strong city. (WEB NAS)
Psalms 71:17 God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works. (See NIV)
Psalms 72:18 Praise be to Yahweh God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 78:12 He did marvelous things in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan. (WEB WBS)
Psalms 96:3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. (WEB RSV NIV)
Psalms 98:1 A Psalm. Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand, and his holy arm, have worked salvation for him. (WEB WBS RSV NIV)
Psalms 105:2 Sing to him, sing praises to him! Tell of all his marvelous works. (WEB ASV)
Psalms 105:5 Remember his marvelous works that he has done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth, (WEB)
Psalms 118:23 This is Yahweh's doing. It is marvelous in our eyes. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 131:1 <A Song of the going up. Of David.> Lord, there is no pride in my heart and my eyes are not lifted up; and I have not taken part in great undertakings, or in things over-hard for me. (See RSV)
Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, you are my God; I will give praise to you, I will give honour to your name; for you have done great acts of power; your purposes in the past have been made true and certain in effect. (See NIV)
Isaiah 29:14 therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the understanding of their prudent men will be hidden." (WEB WBS NAS RSV)
Daniel 11:36 The king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods; and he shall prosper until the indignation be accomplished; for that which is determined shall be done. (WEB WBS)
Micah 7:15 "As in the days of your coming forth out of the land of Egypt, I will show them marvelous things." (WEB WBS RSV)
Zechariah 8:6 Thus says Yahweh of Armies: "If it is marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in my eyes?" says Yahweh of Armies. (WEB WBS RSV NIV)